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Max & Erma's Restaurants Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Good people work for the company (in 4 reviews)

  • I worked a full-time job plus this and cam in at 5:30 so that worked out great (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • I would expect to see all M&E be pizza places within the next year (in 3 reviews)

  • Had too many servers on so no one made any money (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Understanding management , Fun comfortable environment

    Cons

    High turn over, job security


  2. "Decent job"

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    Former Employee - Lead Line Cook in Maumee, OH
    Former Employee - Lead Line Cook in Maumee, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Max & Erma's Restaurants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the company has a family feel to it the second you get into the door.

    Cons

    likeability is more important then quality of skill

  3. "Pretty much did everything FOH and BOH"

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Max & Erma's Restaurants full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best reasons- mostly the co workers, they become your second family. If you are a bartender/server, you get to know the regulars that frequent the restaurant...Made decent money bartending and serving, back of the house was kind of iffy.

    Cons

    Management sucks. Unless you are one of the GM's frat buddies/sorority sister, you will advance in the company. Too much micro managing, they don't appreciate the people who give/gave this restaurant everything they had and then some more. It used to be most of the menu items were made from scratch, now that they have gone to a different owner, everything is premade and tastes like scum. Hope they run the business into the ground....

    Pay was crappy too for all of the work you had to do too.

    Advice to Management

    Quit hiring managers that can't keep their dicks in their pants.


  4. "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Max & Erma's Restaurants full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They care about their employees.

    Cons

    Long hours and travel time.


  5. "General manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Max & Erma's Restaurants full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Paid time off. Good people work for the company. Corporate team members are awesome.

    Cons

    no quality of life. Long hours. Our budgets do not allow us to properly run a shift....I sometimes feel like an hourly employee in a position because we are trying to hit a super aggressive labor budget.


  6. "Bartender"

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    Former Employee - Bartender
    Former Employee - Bartender

    I worked at Max & Erma's Restaurants part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere in employees

    Cons

    Care more about the customer than you


  7. "Not the greatest job but it paid well for a starter job"

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    Former Employee - Host in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Host in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Max & Erma's Restaurants (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty easy and not too stressful, once you learn the system it's pretty straight forward. Good people which makes it not too bad

    Cons

    You get blamed for things you can't control and sometimes customers just yell at you to get a free meal

    Advice to Management

    Not to bad but they don't work with you too much for when you need time off

  8. "Positive Review"

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    Current Employee - Server in Perrysburg, OH
    Current Employee - Server in Perrysburg, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Max & Erma's Restaurants part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and ready to work

    Cons

    Guaranteed money on weekends but during the week it can be questionable


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Server in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Server in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Max & Erma's Restaurants part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Down to Earth Customers, Great menu

    Cons

    Employees, and Management. Location is pretty secluded

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional


  10. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Max & Erma's Restaurants full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Long history, like family, great environment

    Cons

    Purchased by faceless corporation, bad environment


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